|Boozhoo (Ojibwe greeting)
Steve Ballou is an Interpretive Ranger at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore where he performs a variety of duties mainly focused on connecting people to the wonders of the Islands and the Great Lakes Environment through educational and experiential outreach. As part of connecting the park and its rangers to people Steve "launched" a kayak ranger program in 2018 that facilitates placed-based interaction with visitors along the mainland sea caves and not so unintentionally makes his job that much more awesome.
A geologist by training, Steve previously worked in an academic setting and served as a seasonal ranger in Yellowstone National Park for over a decade before coming to the Apostle Islands (He still misses geysers). He enjoys several silent sports but loves to paddle among the islands more than anything, and is excited to present "Kayaking in the Apostle Islands"